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FOX News
Mar 5, 2014 3:00pm PST
presidential election. tonight, jim engle tells us how the idea of controlling costs is also on life support. >> the obama administration while saying it's trying to lower health costs sometimes favors the most expensive way to provide care. take cancer treatment, for instance, where it pays hospitals far more for identical treatments than it does a multitude of community cancer centers. >> they do get paid more for doing the exact same thing, so the exact same treatments here versus the hospital are about 40% more expensive in the hospital than they are here. that affects everybody, patients' copays, the insurance carriers as well. >> not only to the taxpayers and medicare pay more when the carrikers in a hospital outpatient setting, but the patient pays more, too, and all the data suggests they pay 10% to 20% more. >> and he said the hospital gets paid twice as much for chemotherapy. for patients, it's price for convenience. >> i can come here and get my chemo within five minutes. i go to the hospital, it could be five minutes, it could be ten hours. depending on what's going on. i
FOX News
Feb 26, 2014 3:00pm PST
devastate home health care, jim ingle reports democrats are vulnerable because the administration's moves will disproportionately hurt women. >> the administration's cuts to home health care providers, mostly women, was mystifying to politicians of both parties, as well as care givers like dr. david fischer, who makes house calls to treat seniors in their homes, fulfilling one of the promises of obamacare. >> the home health services people are receiving is actually bending the cost curve down. and i think if we focus more on that aspect of our health care system, we'll bend that cost curve even further. >> then why cut funds for home health care workers? his eyes and ears with home bound seeners letting him known when someone falls or gets sick, like yeah vaughn, who had pneumonia, but treated at home, avoiding expensive trips to the er or hospital. >> for the cost of one er visit, you can pay for a year's worth of home physicians. >> that may be why more than half of the senate signed a letter objecting to the cuts after government analysts say it would force 40% of home health ca
FOX News
Mar 6, 2014 3:00pm PST
national correspondent jim angle on how those changes affect the massive health care law. >> reporter: allowing individual plans to extend for at least two more years may wreak havoc on the insurance exchanges and many state officials refuse to even go along. >> state insurance commissioners that regulate them, want more people in the exchange because they want to state pool. they want people to lose their coverage so they have to go into the exchange. >> reporter: because they need young and healthy to offset the older and sicker. >> they will be overcharged and those overcharges pay for the insurance for the sick, but the healthy get to keep insurance they already have and don't go into the exchange then the insurance and the exchanges becomes a small, very sick, very costly pool. >> reporter: and the smaller the pool, the greater the risk, with only about three weeks left, officials have far fewer than the 6 million to 7 million exchange signups they were looking for. >> we currently have over 4 million enrolled in the marketplace, and you may have seen the recent blog or report ab
FOX News
Feb 28, 2014 3:00pm PST
comment. >>> up next, top democrats aren't buying all the obamacare horror stories you have heard. jim ingle with that. plus, a timeline on the irs targeting conservatives scandal. stay tuned. for over a decade millions have raised their hand for the proven relief of the purple pill. and that relief could be in your hand. for many, nexium helps relieve heartburn symptoms from acid reflux disease. find out how you can save at purplepill.com. there is risk of bone fracture and low magnesium levels. side effects may include headache, abdominal pain, and diarrhea if you have persistent diarrhea, contact your doctor right away. other serious stomach conditions may exi. avoid if you te clopidogrel. for many, relief is at hand. ask your doctor abouxium. >>> the obama administration has made another change to obamacare, ordering states to pay subsidies first and verify eligibility later. retroactive enrollment idea sparked criticism from republican house energy and commerce subcommittee chairman joe pitts who called that move outrageous. complaints about obamacare from many different people ar
FOX News
Mar 4, 2014 3:00pm PST
implementation of the president's health care law. chief national correspondent jim ingle reports it has a lot to do with this fall's elections. >> president obama's steadily delaying and dismantling his own health care law as he prepares to offer another delay in obamacare, one to postpone the political pain of cancelling millions of plans in the individual market just like last fall. >> they're going to get cancellation notices again sometime around october 1 or slightly before, and the same political issue that erupted last year would erupt again in 2014 right before the election. >> it's just getting past the 2014 elections, and it's unfortunate, but i think it means that some of his candidates in the senate are in trouble. >> at the end of last year, some 6 million people on the individual market were told their policies were canceled and forced into obamacare often with more expensive policies. having promised that people could keep their plans and doctors no matter what, the president tried to apologize. >> there's no doubt that the way i put that forward unequivocally ended up not bein
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